Sherpa Fire In Santa Barbara County 45 Percent Contained; High Winds Feared OvernightThe Sherpa Fire, a four-day-old blaze that threatens coastal homes in Santa Barbara County, was 45 percent contained by midday Saturday.
Chinese Herbalist's Family Of 3 Killed In Santa Barbara County; Man ArrestedA popular practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine was found shot to death and wrapped in plastic along with his wife and 5-year-old daughter in their two-story home in upscale Santa Barbara County.
Central Coast Woman Survives Mauling From 300-Pound BearA Santa Barbara County woman walking near her home survived after being mauled by a 300 pound black bear this week.
Shark Attack Kills Southern California SurferA man was killed Tuesday during an apparent shark attack off the coast near Vandenberg Air Force Base, sheriff’s deputies said.
Santa Barbara County Beach Opened After Shark AttackAuthorities have reopened a Central California beach where a shark attack killed a 19-year-old college student last week.
Body Boarder Killed In Santa Barbara County Shark AttackA shark attack has killed a body boarder whose leg was bitten off the Central California coast. The incident closed three beaches in the area.